I wanted to make a thread with the intent to bring about discussion regarding the @haejin flag war. All are welcome to interject, however, I am not going to go out of my way to invite anyone but haejin. I would like this environment to remain respectful and cool-headed. Points and counterpoints are encouraged. I'll start.
Point 1: An easy one. I would like for haejin to agree with me, for the sake of his fans, that ranchorelaxo began upvoting him before berniesanders began downvoting him. This is actually verifiable fact based on historical data on the Steem blockchain.
Point 2: Haejin interacts with Ranchorelaxo and knows his identity outside of Steem. This is supported by some of haejin's past statements already.
Point 3: Flags/downvotes on Steemit are part of the Steem ecosystem and are not only acceptable, but encouraged in order to come to appropriate reward amounts. Flagging for such reasons should not result in retaliatory flags.